As far as I know, this cake recipe can be traced back to my German great-grandma. When I got married, my mother gave me a copy and I hope to someday pass it down to my children. —Stephanie Travis, Fallon, Nevada
This rich torte is so impressive, thanks to its combination of moist cake layers, chocolate-almond and cream fillings, cherry topping and almond-studded sides. It's almost too pretty to cut! Don't hesitate, though - no one will be able to resist a slice, no matter how stuffed they are.
Applesauce is used to keep this light version of Black Forest Cake healthy. Now, even people who are on a diet can enjoy a slice of rich chocolate cake! —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
This decadent dessert puts a delicious spin on the classic Black Forest cake. Top each serving with canned cherry pie filling, a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate curls for an elegant presentation. —Carey Enns, Aylmer, Ontario
These fancy-looking crepes are a sweet ending to a special-occasion meal. Lisa Tanner of Warner Robins, Georgia fills them with cherry pie filling and tops them with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a sprinkling of baking cocoa.
You'll want to keep these festive cookies on hand for when holiday company arrives. The rich chocolate wafers are the perfect complement to the creamy filling's sweet-tart tones. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
"If you like chocolate and cherries, you'll love this smooth, light dessert," assures Deanna Richter from Elmore, Minnesota. Pantry staples such as instant pudding and canned pie filling make it quick to fix and inexpensive at 32¢ a serving.